Costa del Sol News: Malaga Marathon 2019 is a racing success

RECORD BREAKING: Athlete Tsegaw smashed the women’s records CREDIT: Zurich Maraton Malaga

THE 2019 edition of the Malaga Marathon was a great success after more than 7,000 runners took part. The wind subsided and the sun came out for the athletes who came from all corners of the world, as they proudly displayed their international flags.

Around 4,200 people crossed the finish line and the Zurich Malaga Marathon saw Kenyan Martin Cheruiyot take home the victory with a record time of 2:10.08. In the women’s category, Selamawit Getnet Tsegaw from Etiopia also broke the city’s current record by three minutes with her time of 2:57.56.

The Malaga Marathon keeps growing in size, becoming one of the best races in the country. However, half of all the runners are foreign, with organisers hoping to increase the number of local participants. Only 15 per cent of participants were women, another figure that the competition hopes to improve on in future editions.